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Message posted by jjdegaris26/5/2013 at 7:21pm
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The question is in the subject bar really I just wondered whether it was best as a liquid or in a spray can??? How much does the average fc take??? Any advice appreciated guys

Also while I'm here I should tell you all that the bootfair came up trumps today I bought 2 4.5 kg gas bottles for the princely sum of 3 quid!!! Awesome and one still had gas inside

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Message posted by me12326/5/2013 at 7:42pm
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I buy the liquid in the can and then brush on it with a paste type brush as you need to make sure the canvas is 'wet' with it. you will need a 5litre tin to do a full camper.

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Message posted by philz5526/5/2013 at 7:45pm
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I used a gallon on a Conway Royale using a large garden type pressure sprayer. You do have to be quick as it lays it on quite heavy but no leaks and well covered.

Message posted by macquatic26/5/2013 at 8:36pm
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Why do you need to use Fabsil?
Is your camper leaking?

If not, leave well alone.

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Message posted by jjdegaris26/5/2013 at 9:27pm
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I haven't picked it up yet as I didnt get my towbar fitted tio last week and then the fella is in greece somewhere til thursday with his family so I'm picking it up friday morning I'm applying the fabsil as it has some holes that need repairing (I bought some stuff from tvs) and its been in a garage unused for 2 years so I'm gonna reapair the holes and then apply fabsil all over to hopefully protect it for the summer???

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Message posted by philz5527/5/2013 at 12:21am
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Before you Fabsil I would try it in the garden with the hose. Wet the canvas and the fibres will close up to waterproof it. Once you start with Fabsil you will need to do it every few years. My old 1982 Conway Colt was never re-proofed.

Message posted by Trance-Elbow28/5/2013 at 1:18pm
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We used to have a canvas frame tent back in the 1980`s which started to leak without warning. Fabsil cured this in no time.

I used the liquid and brushed it on with 2" paint brush.

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Message posted by SGThomas28/5/2013 at 4:01pm
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try water first....canvas is surprisingly resilient

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Message posted by jjdegaris28/5/2013 at 4:06pm
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I would but as I said I have to patch some holes and the canvas I have seems to he untreated ie non waterproof so I'm thinking I may as well fabsil the whole thing????

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Message posted by jjdegaris28/5/2013 at 4:11pm
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Pic of holes

I just seen a better one on ebay (hole free) and with awning I think I may have jumped the gun buying this

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Message posted by wongers28/5/2013 at 6:17pm
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canvas is not treated to be waterproof,it is naturally waterproof.as it gets wet the fibers swell,stopping the rain from coming in.
as to your holes,you could have tvs replace the whole panel.they charged me 30 for the door panel.

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Message posted by jjdegaris28/5/2013 at 6:57pm
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30 quid??? Do I need to take it to them or can I courier it I bought some canvas from them but was under the impression it would cost 100s??? There's a tent repair place here in maidstone called something like ace? Anyone used there before?? I am grateful to all for your answers I have been a camper for over 30 years and only bought the fc to see if we liked it and also it would give the dog a more secure place to sleep (and of course it has a semi decent bed!!!) ) jj

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Message posted by jjdegaris28/5/2013 at 7:43pm
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If you look on tvs and an item doesnt have a price... is it free??? I quite fancy a pullman awning

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